Medically-assisted Dying May Affect Estate Plan


    The legalization of medically-assisted dying in Canada brings with it some extra considerations when creating estate plans. This is an evolving area of law, and that evolution is rapid, says estates and trusts lawyer Sarah Dykema. In her article, ‘Estate Planning In The Age Of Assisted Dying,’ on the Private Wealth Canada website, she says estate plans should be flexible and written out. People should also do an insurance check in advance to make sure everything is in order. There may be issues with coverage if someone chooses medically-assisted dying; they will need to make sure the wording in the policy is accurate. Read more here.